Fingals Upper Mill House

Dartmouth, Devon

  • Suitible for: 6 Humans icon 6 Humans
  • Suitible for: 2 Dogs icon 2 Dogs
  • Suitible for: undefined Children welcome icon Children welcome
  • Suitible for: undefined Babies welcome icon Babies welcome

  • Enclosed garden
  • Owner has pets
  • Livestock on site
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Why we love it

Strolls along the banks of the Dart mixed with afternoons of croquet on the lawn or swimming in the pool, in the uniquely sociable atmosphere of Fingals

What you'll love

Dogs will love

  • Almost certainly having lots of other dogs around
  • Walking the estate grounds with you before breakfast
  • Crashing in and out of the river Dart

Humans will love

  • The big open-plan space with old stone arches
  • Being deep in the Devon countryside
  • The sociable atmosphere of Fingals

The place

Fingals is hard to describe, which makes this bit tricky. It’s a rambling estate with a river running through it and a cluster of converted barns and mill buildings all turned into characterful places to stay. There’s a joy to just strolling around and taking it all in, with your dog trotting alongside as you explore the lawns and woodland, track down the tennis court, snooker room and the pool (water, not baize). You’ll almost certainly meet other guests and their dogs, so it’s one for the more sociable members of both species, but your cottage is a calming space, full of beams and books, that you can retreat to when needed. Nearby are great dog friendly beaches and owners Richard and Sheila have a few lesser-known favourites they can point you towards. Throw in a visit to the Ferry Boat Inn at Dittisham, with great views and a dog-friendly attitude, and you’ve got a stay that’ll give you a varied and memorable few days.


  • 1 x King room with four-poster bed
  • 1 x Queen room
  • 1 x Twin room


  • Ensuite bathroom in the king master bedroom
  • Shared main bathroom
  • Washing machine and dryer

Living and relaxing

  • Indoor heated pool and sauna, shared with other guests
  • Grass tennis and croquet, shared with other guests
  • Table tennis and snooker, shared with other guests
  • South facing conservatory
  • Wifi
  • Library area
  • Large enclosed patio with seating
  • Communal grounds

Cooking and dining

  • Kitchen with oven, hob and microwave
  • Cooking basics supplied plus welcome pack with local goodies
  • Dining table for four
  • Outdoor table and chairs for four

For the dog

  • Towels for muddy paws and soggy coats
  • Advice on dog walks nearby
  • Resident friendly lurchers to play with

Booking information

  • Check in 1500
  • Check out 1000
  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the property
  • 10% off if you book between now and 31st March for bookings of three nights or more

Optional extras

  • Additional firewood £7 per bag

You should know

  • Several holiday lets share the estate and certain amenities like the pool
  • The narrow Devon lanes can be a challenge
  • The kitchen table is a bit of a tight fit for six
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In the neighbourhood

  • There are tonnes of great beaches nearby, many of which are dog friendly, but Richard and Sheila like to keep some of them secret, so ask for directions when you arrive
  • Dogs are welcome on the Dartmouth foot ferry, which can carry over the river to Agatha Christie’s home, Greenway
  • Learn to sail on the River Dart just a mile away, try canoeing from the creek or crabbing on the village pontoon
  • The weekend market in Totnes is a great place to both shop and people watch, thanks to the town’s foodie scene and cosmopolitan vibe
  • Sharpham Vineyard is just round the corner and runs informative and delicious tours and tastings
  • Don't miss the chance to join the FBI, as the Ferry Boat Inn at Dittisham is known locally. It’s dog-friendly, has great views from the window and is easily located – it’s the huge pink building on the corner
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